Saving Grace

A Story of Adoption

Non-Fiction - Relationships
314 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2015
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Author Biography

L.B. Johnson grew up out West where she received a doctorate in a Criminal Justice related field (job stories that will have to wait until retirement). A licensed airline transport pilot and devout geek, she lives in Chicago with her husband and rescue dog Abby.

She is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Sellers "The Book of Barkley - Love and Life Through the Eyes of a Labrador Retriever" and "Saving Grace - A Story of Adoption".

50% of all sales proceeds go to animal rescue and adoption non-profits.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Charity Tober for Readers' Favorite

Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption by L.B. Johnson is a true and thought-provoking read. The author recounts her own personal life story and shares with readers how she was adopted at a very young age and then later, as a teen, makes the hard choice to give up her own baby for adoption. Readers will laugh, cry and reflect as they share the author’s journey and, in turn, reflect on their own past challenges and hardships. The author keeps the focus on prevailing and rising above what comes at you in life. Always stay positive and keep going, don’t think about what might have been. I can’t imagine what L.B. Johnson went through when she gave up her daughter for adoption. That has to be the hardest decision a parent will ever make. But even though the author gives such a gripping, raw and sorrowful account of what happened, she also shows the positive side of it, as she knew it was the best decision for her child at the time. She wanted her child to have the best chance at life.

I found Saving Grace: A Story of Adoption to be a very hard but reflective book. As a mom myself, I can’t fathom having to give up a child for adoption. But I applaud L.B. Johnson for sharing with readers her journey and showing that hard decisions can be for the best sometimes. I loved how the book focused on relationships, hope and love – no matter if you are with your natural parents or adopted ... family is family!